Colin Blunstone (second from the right) and The Zombies in the early 1960s
Colin Edward Michael Blunstone
What do you do?
I'm a singer songwriter though I sing more regularly than I write.
Where are you from?
I'm from Hatfield in Hertfordshire though I went to school in St. Albans where I met the rest of The Zombies.
Describe your style in three words?
"Never Say Die".
Which band had the biggest influence on your music?
The Beatles are my all time favourite band. They changed everything and in particular created a world wide interest in British music.
You can spend an hour with anyone from history - who would it be?
Without meaning to sound irreverent I would genuinely like to ask Jesus for some simple and precise answers about the meaning of life and death.
With their seminal hit singles such as ‘She’s Not There’ and ‘Time Of The Season’ forming part of the 1960s British invasion, generations of new bands have cited The Zombies’ songs as cultural touchstones. The diverse list of artists to credit their influence includes Paul Weller, Steve Cradock, The Moons, Nick Cave, The Vaccines, Beck, Belle and Sebastian, Beach House, Temples and many more.
Founder members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent reformed the band in 2000 and still tour to this day, with their album ‘Still Got That Hunger’ released in 2015. For upcoming live dates and more information visit www.thezombiesmusic.com